Filming Dates -
Oct. 19, 2000 to Dec. 10, 2000
- Berlin, Germany
- Rome, Lazio, Italy
shooting schedule was 54 days,
preproduction 11 weeks and I cut for nearly a year."
Wimmer, CHUD Message Board
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Commentary Transcripts - "I
always thought that 1984 was about socialism and Fahrenheit 451 was
about Mccarthyism while for me this particular film was about numbness.
It's about numbness I think as brought on by over saturation
potentially from the media. It's about numbness that is brought on by
self-medication, whether it be over the counter or under the
counter...any of the ways that we have made ourselves insensible to the
environment around us."
- Interview with
CHUD - "What I based the
on was sort of a cross-section of a number of the aesthetic
warriorhoods that existed throughout history like the mamluks who were
slave warriors and were often castrated, which is not to say they felt
nothing, but there were certainly some things they didn't feel..."
Artist's View of EQ - Interview with Steve Werblun, EQ Storyboard Artist
- I just
wanted to convey to
you my delight and surprise to discover that the world was finally
discovering as well as appreciating something that I had known for
years now...that "Equilibrium" is a tremendous cinematic
achievement...or as I told Kurt the night I saw it for the very first
time; "...it's an art-house, sci-fi/action masterpiece....!"
the Eye of An Artist - Interview with Mark Bristol, EQ Storyboard Artist
- "Kurt is
very sure of what
he wants. He has clearly thought about the shots in his head and is
simply using my talents to bring them to life. At times I would add a
shot if I thought the sequence needed another beat. I'd also suggest
some new shots from time to time - but for the most part I was simply
creating Kurt's vision."
EQ's Music - Interview with Richie Nieto - "...there was a period of heavy
editing, basically putting a puzzle together piece by piece. Some
themes jumped out right away, like the burning of the Mona Lisa and the
first showing of Libria; others took a lot of time to find a scene
where they worked."
Notes - "There are some really amazing choreographed action sequences in the film," Bale points out, "and I wanted to be ready..."
Badelt & Company Working on EQ - Scroll to the bottom of this German
website and see an image of Equilibrium's scoring session with Klaus
Badelt, Richie Nieto, and Geoff Zanelli.
(Some with Official